It’s January and we are all trying to eat a little healthier after the holiday season… well, at least I am. One of the ways I stay on track this time of year is having healthy, high protein snack options readily available to me. It really does keep me from noshing on more junk. This cottage cheese dill dip is just another example of how versatile cottage cheese is. This recipe takes only minutes to whip together, and you have yourself a whole tub of healthy, high protein vegetable dill dip.
Why you’ll love this high protein dip
- It’s so delicious that you will want to eat it with a spoon…and you can! Without the guilt! Since the base of this recipe is cottage cheese, it’s low in fat and high in protein!
- This dip is inexpensive. You can buy a tub of cottage cheese for only a few dollars and it will last you for a very long time in the refrigerator… if you don’t eat it all in one weekend like we do.
- It’s made with only the ingredients you put into it. No preservatives (other than what might already be in the cottage cheese), no sugar, just the spices you want!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
- Food processor or blender – I find that the blender makes the dip more smooth, but I have a pretty old food processor, so a newer, better model might make this dip smooth as well.
- Measuring cups and spoons
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Cottage cheese – I’ll say two cups of cottage cheese, but you can also use a whole tub. Just measure the other ingredients to taste, should you decide to use the whole tub.
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Dried dill
- Ground mustard – You can also use Dijon if that’s what you have. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s versatile, and you can really season with whatever you want!
- Worcestershire sauce – This adds so much flavor with just a little bit. Don’t skip it.
How to make this whipped cottage cheese dip
Step 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Step 2. Serve with your favorite veggies.
Cream cheese vs cottage cheese
Cream cheese is similar to cottage cheese but is higher in fat content, cottage cheese being made from skim or nonfat milk. In certain countries, including Canada and the United States, cream cheese is defined as consisting of about one-third milk fat, with a moisture content of 55 percent.
Cottage cheese is lower in fat than cream cheese. However, it has a chunkier texture, so you may want to purée it before continuing with your recipe. If you are baking or cooking with cottage cheese, add some heavy cream or half-and-half to provide thickness.
Choosing a low-fat cottage cheese can reduce saturated fat intake when substituting it for other higher fat foods, such as cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise or ricotta cheese. It’s also full of vitamins and minerals that support a healthy diet. It contains vitamins like phosphorus, potassium and vitamin B12.
More blended cottage cheese recipes:
Cottage Cheese Dill Dip
- 1 food processor
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried dill
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.
- Serve with your favorite vegetables.